Decades of inattention and chronic underfunding have profoundly impeded the world’s ability to deal with the complex and often deadly effects of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). That’s why the theme for this year’s Global Week for Action on NCDs is “Invest to Protect”, as it shines a necessary spotlight on the urgent need to prioritize investment in NCDs. 

In a contributing article for the NCD Alliance as part of the Global Week for Action on NCDs, Director of Access Accelerated, Martin Bernhardt write how a new health and development approach to NCDs that include targeted, catalytic NCD investment and innovative partnerships is what’s urgently needed to overcome the social and economic barriers that hinder the fight against NCDs. 

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